A Comparative Study of Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes that dynamically form a network temporarily without any support of central management. Routing in mobile ad hoc network is extremely challenging because of its limited bandwidth, battery constraints, routing overhead, asymmetric link, speed, scalability, packet loss and quality of services. The widely accepted existing routing protocols are designed to accommodate the needs of such self-organized networks. The protocol to be chosen must cover all states of a specified network and never is allowed to consume too much network resources by protocol overhead traffic.

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